Tag Archives: Soccer

How Soccer Became Every Streaming Service’s Favorite Sport (Bloomberg)

Soccer’s popularity is growing, and it has a young, digital-savvy global fan base. These matches have already been big drivers for streaming services. Last year, the UEFA Champio... More

La Liga Club Owner Launches Digital Platform With Cristiano Ronaldo (FOS)

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is teaming up with billionaire Peter Lim on a venture that promises to create a holistic digital experience and marketplace around soccer. The Ma... More

Applicaster Powers Copa America 2019 App, Online Fan Experience

Media and TV app development solution experts Applicaster is powering both the mobile app and web experience for the CONMEBOL Copa America 2019 soccer tournament, aiming to provide... More

NOS Taps NAGRA to Fight Soccer Piracy in Portugal (CDSA)

NAGRA and NOS are stepping up the fight against broadcast and streaming piracy of Benfica soccer league matches. NOS, which owns the rights to Benfica games and the distribution ri... More

English Football Dodges an OTT Bullet From La Liga, But Just for Now (MediaPost)

English football just dodged a bullet -- and I'm not talking about the uproar that would have occurred if Wembley Stadium had been sold off. No, we're on Eleven Sports here. It's t... More

UEFA Working on OTT Streaming Platform, Launch Expected Soon (InsideSport)

UEFA, Europe’s governing body of football, has mooted for the possibility of launching its own over-the-top streaming service to supplement its media rights revenue. UEFA’s mar... More

NAGRA, SPORT TV Partner to Fight Illegal Live Streaming of Soccer Matches (MESA)

NAGRA and SPORT TV today announced that they are joining forces in the fight against streaming piracy of live sports content. SPORT TV, which owns the exclusive rights to Portugal�... More

MLS and Twitter Introduce Live Match Camera Operated by Tweets (The Drum)

Major League Soccer (MLS) is going to new lengths to build the appeal of its product, both on an off the field. Most recently, it has allowed fans on Twitter the opportunity to con... More

La Liga Confirms Landmark Facebook Rights Deal in India (SportsPro)

La Liga has confirmed a landmark rights deal with Facebook that will allow fans in the Indian subcontinent to watch every game for free on the social media network for the next thr... More

ESPN+ Nets Exclusive Deals to Bring Global Football to U.S. (RTN)

ESPN+ has reached a multi-year media agreement for three more top-division international football leagues – Australia’s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, the Chinese Sup... More

You Want to Watch All the European Soccer? Here’s How (Warning: It’ll Cost About $750) (NY Times)

Watching European soccer in America used to be a lonely, frustrating pursuit. Die-hard fans had to search out the odd televised European match, often on an obscure channel or at an... More

Eleven Sports to Stream La Liga, Serie A Matches on Facebook (Reuters)

Eleven Sports will show one Spanish and one Italian top flight soccer match a week live and for free on Facebook, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for Juventus. Tech groups ha... More

World Cup’s Soccer Highlights Will Put Social Media’s Copyright Tools to the Test (Recode)

The 2018 World Cup has started, which means you’ll soon see a lot more soccer on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere else you hang out online. And because the World Cup is a massive ... More

FIFA to Provide Teams with In-Match Video During World Cup (TVB Europe)

FIFA has announced it will equip every team at next month's World Cup with a special app that tracks positional data for every player on the pitch. The platform, called the Electro... More

Twitter Inks Three-Year MLS Content Deal, Including Live-Streaming Matches (Variety)

Twitter is kicking more sports to its social service, in a three-year deal with Major League Soccer that will include a slate of weekly programming including at least 24 live match... More

YouTube TV Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seattle Sounders Games, Its Second MLS Deal (Variety)

YouTube TV is getting its hands on more exclusive sports television rights, through a multiyear deal with Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC. Starting with the 2018 MLS... More

YouTube to Be Live TV Partner of New L.A. Soccer Team (THR)

YouTube is getting into the sports licensing game. The Google-owned streamer has inked a multiyear deal with the Los Angeles Football Club to become the official live televisio... More

Amazon Plans Bid for Premier League Streaming Rights (Bloomberg)

Amazon.com Inc. plans to bid for the rights to stream Premier League matches in the upcoming auction in the U.K., according to a source familiar with the matter, part of a broader ... More

NeuLion, Univision Digital Teams Deliver Soccer Content (SVG)

Core to the digital efforts is Univision NOW, an app that is powered by Neulion and delivers live streaming as well as VOD content. “Neulion is super important for our digital ef... More

European Football Reigns as Champion of Sports Programming Across Europe (Rapid TV News)

Sports in general attract huge viewership but at the end of the day it is football, the beautiful game, that is the big kicker when it comes to audiences, says new research. In ... More